James Dickson Innes (1887–1914)

Image credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Born in Llanelli, Innes studied at Carmarthen Art School and the Slade. He exhibited at the New English Art Club from 1907 and was close to Augustus John from 1910 until his death. A Slade contemporary recalled that he 'was of middle height, black haired and thin featured, handsome to many people... there may have been something satanic in his look... Ian Strang painted a good likeness of him'. At the time Innes was already dying of tuberculosis.

James Dickson Innes (1887–1914)




oil on board


H 40.5 x W 32.6 cm

Accession number

NMW A 201

Acquisition method

purchased from a private collection, 1948

Work type


Inscription description

Labels: On Back: (1) Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, March 1961. Works by J D Innes Portrait of J D Innes, Strang NMW (2) James Bourlet and Sons Ltd, D 19948. (3) In chalk - 85 On Frame: (1) Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, Exhibition of J D Innes Portrait of J D Innes, Ian Strang. Lent by National Library of Wales (2) Agnew's, London, 1956 (3) Very torn Pictures ... of Mr Dodd (?) On backboard: (1) 45 (2) Welsh Arts Council, John/Innes/Lees Strang, Port


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